11th Class Biology Digestion and Absorption Digestion

Digestion

Category : 11th Class

The process by which complex food is converted into simplest food with the help of digestive enzymes (Hydrolytic enzymes) is called digestion. Hence process of digestion is a hydrolytic process.

Types of digestion

(1) Intracellular : When the process of digestion occurs within the cell in the food vacuole. Examples : Protozoa, Porifera, Coelenterata and free living platyhelminthes.

(2) Extracellular : When the process of digestion occurs outside the cell. Examples : Coelenterates and phylum platyhelminthes to phylum chordata.

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